School Group Reservations & Field Trips
Crystal Cove State Park invites students to participate in curriculum-based educational programs. These programs are available for school and other organized groups throughout the year in the park.
To protect the park’s resources for future generations, and to ensure a quality educational experience for all of our visitors, Crystal Cove State Park has a daily specific limited carrying capacity. Reservations are necessary to guarantee space. A maximum of one group permit will be issued per day for each area of the Park. Available locations are: Moro Backcountry, Reef Point, Historic District, Pelican Point, and Treasure Cove. Requests for an unavailable site will be offered alternative sites or dates, when available.
For Self-Guided Field Trips
To qualify for day-use fee waivers, an educational group must submit a California Department of Parks and Recreation, School Group Reservation Request, Form DPR 124. This request must be on file, at the Park, a minimum of 15 days before the event.
To request a field trip, whether guided or self-guided, please contact the Park Interpretive Office at 949.497.7647 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
For Guided Field Trips
The interpretive presentation fee is $2.50 per students and chaperones. Teachers are free. We suggest one chaperone per 10 students. Due to classroom size and quality of the program, we cap the number of students on a guided fieldtrip to 60 students.
For Homeschool Groups
Due to the varying ages, we cap the number of students at 40 K-12. Younger siblings are welcome to accompany their families to the park, but during the classroom presentation will be asked to stay with a parent outside. To see our selection of guided interpretive programs, please see the descriptions below. We are also happy to discuss customizing a program to fit your curriculum needs.
For College Classes
Pre-Field Trip Teaching Aids